International Scholarship Program
The Yanai Tadashi Foundation supports aspiring and passionate students to acquire advanced knowledge on a global level. At the same time, it fosters community connecting the scholars to each other intellectually, encouraging them to utilize and enhance their talents.
We hope that Yanai Tadashi Foundation scholars will lead various fields of society with a sense of mission in the future and take action with us to realize a better society and pass it on to the next generation.
The scholarship is worth up to US＄70,000 per recipient per year, including a support grant of up to US＄15,000. It will cover tuition, insurance, room and board, and other expenses required for attendance.
The scholarship is worth up to £ 50,000 per recipient per year, including rent up to £10,000 and a support grant of up to £ 11,000. It will cover tuition, insurance, room and board, and other expenses required for attendance.
Four years of bachelor’s degree study
Three years of bachelor’s degree study
- Eligible college/ university
- The top 30 (or so) colleges/universities in the US and comparable UK universities.
- Number of recipients
- About 20 people a year
- Open application period
- From mid-January to early February every year
- Eligibility requirements
- Applicants must be able to use international insights to lead the way in their selected fields and help develop Japanese society.
- Applicants must be Japanese citizens throughout the enrollment period and preferably Japanese residents at the time of application.
- Applicants preferably will not receive any other Japan-based scholarship grants. However, scholarships with repayment obligations in Japan and abroad, non-Japanese scholarships, and non-tuition/living expense grants such as research grants, entrepreneurship funds, temporary grants from the government, etc., can be combined with the Yanai Tadashi Scholarship.
- Applicants must agree to receive this scholarship for 4 years (3 years in the UK).
- Applicants will preferably cooperate in public relations activities, community building, etc.
- How to apply
- Please see the latest guidelines for applicants.
※Please see the latest guidelines for applications for details of above requirements and other criteria.
Partner for this program
Past scholarship winners
Enrolled in September 2017
- Number of winners
- 26 applicants (7 male and 19 female applicants)
(19 applied from high schools in Japan, 7 from high schools outside of it)
- Enrolled at
- Barnard College, Bowdoin College, Brown University, Carleton College, Columbia University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Hamilton College, Harvard University Harvey Mudd College, Middlebury College, Minerva Schools, New York University, Northwestern University, Princeton University, Stanford University, University of California Santa Barbara, University of California Los Angeles, University of Chicago, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, University of Pennsylvania, Vassar College, Wellesley College, Wesleyan University, Yale University
Enrolled in September 2018
Enrolled in September 2019
- Number of winners
- 18 applicants (8 male and 10 female applicants)
(11 applied from high schools in Japan, 7 from high schools outside of it)
- Enrolled at
- Brown University, California Polytechnic State University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Georgia Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Pomona College, Smith College, University of California Berkeley, University of California Los Angeles, University of Chicago, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, University of Washington
International scholarship program events
Please come back to check for upcoming international scholarship orientation and other events.
Yanai Tadashi Foundation supports the activities of the Ryugaku Caravan a non-profit organization and its Global na Manabi no Community Ryugaku Fellowship. The Ryugaku Caravan tours schools and local governments across Japan, with a focus on regions with less information about and access to study abroad in order to promote awareness on and encourage study abroad by Japanese students. Information on the Ryugaku Caravan tour will also be posted here when available.